Banana plants can be a delicious addition to the garden but they can be much more too. Surprisingly easy to grow and a useful landscape plant, bananas deserve to be included in a lot more home gardens.
What you need to know about banana trees Name: Banana (Musa species and cultivars) Plant type: Perennial growing from a large rhizome. Height: 5+ metres but home and garden varieties from 2–4 metres Foliage: Very large, 3 metres long by 50+cm wide. Light, lush green, prominent veins and mid-rib. Climate: Tropical, sub-tropical, warm temperate and warm micro-climates in cool temperate. Soil: Deep, rich with reliable moisture. Can adapt to virtually all but sandy soil. Position: Full-sun, protected from winds. Flowering and fruiting: Varies with variety and location. Feeding: Require regular feeding with both controlled-release fertiliser and organic matter such as well-composted manures. Watering: Must have reliable moisture but won't tolerate waterlogging.